Liuzhou Wuling Automobile Industry Co., Ltd. was established 2007 in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China, as a joint-venture of Wuling Group and Dragon Hill Holdings. It is doing business as Wuling Motors (Chinese: 五菱汽车; pinyin: Wǔlíng Qìchē; literally: ‘Five Diamonds Motors’) with three subsidiaries: Liuzhou Wuling Motors United Development Co. Ltd., Liuzhou Wuling Special-purpose Vehicle Manufacturing Co. Ltd., and Liuzhou Wuling Liuji Power Co. Ltd. They produce engines, special purpose vehicles, namely mini electric cars, people movers, trucks and buses, and auto parts.
Wuling microvans have been manufactured since 1982. In 1986 Wuling’s predecessor company, Liuzhou Automotive Industry Corporation, reached an agreement with Mitsubishi Motors to assemble the L100 type Mitsubishi Minicab. Originally, 90% of parts were imported, but gradually local parts content increased. This small van was sold as the Liuzhou Wuling LZ 110.
The first Wulings to be exported were sent to Thailand in 1992. In 2001, SAIC Wuling Automobile Co. Ltd. was established, with SAIC-GM-Wuling being established in 2002. It is a joint venture with SAIC Motor and General Motors.
Both companies use the Wuling brand.